You Were Prepared

2007 Paul Marxhausen
MP3 demo version
MP3 live performance, 20th anniversary of Faith Lutheran Stephen Ministry

Comments: One of the most powerful ministries in the Church today is Stephen Ministry , where men and women are trained to meet the critical spiritual and emotional needs of hurting people. Faith Lincoln has been blessed to have Stephen Ministers serving us for 20 years, and I was asked to write a song that commemorated this work. This song was the result. In common usage, saying that somebody is "prepared" for something means they have prepared themselves for some eventuality, which is true of those who train for this ministry, but there is the more important implication that we all are created, formed, and used of God for His purposes.